I've read Insomnia twice. First when I was still in middle school at about aged 11. Needless to say I struggled with it badly, but I pushed myself to the end without really understanding much of it. The second time I read it, I struggled with it again and didn't really connect to the story. This has happened to me before, I first attempted to read IT around the same age and didn't complete it the first time. I have since read IT countless times and it remains a favourite of mine.
After reading the other threads in this section and seeing the praise other people have given this book I'm tempted to give it another shot. It is by far my least favourite SK book I've read but then perhaps that is an unfair title as in all honesty, I don't even really remember much about it. I'm hoping that it will help that I'm mid way through the DT series (and after the initial difficulty getting into The Gunslinger, am absolutely loving it) so hopefully I'll enjoy the story much more this time around, I find myself getting a little bit too excited when seeing links between books!
I guess my question to everyone here is this. What made this a must read book for you all? What is it about this book and these particular characters that really drew you into the story?
I'll be re-reading it regardless of your replies, I think it's time to give it another shot (especially as I've found I have two more days to fill before the release of Doctor Sleep) but I'd love to hear some opinions on this particular book. Sometimes having other peoples opinions can help me understand the stories better and make novels come much more alive for me (it certainly did wonders for me with the ending of Under The Dome, I was initially disappointed but have really come to love the book as a whole, ending and all once I managed to hear other peoples views on why the ending does actually really work). Look forward to hearing what everyone thinks.